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2009 BMW 7-Series Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10135019
TSB ID: B110115

Engine oil quick reference chart and drain plug torque: the current version of ista/d has an error in the engine oil capacity specification for all vehicles with the n63r engine and xdrive.
09/25/15 NHTSA ID: 10058483
TSB ID: SIB-13-04-15

BMW: procedural information on the installation of fuel system low pressure sensor and not correctly installed will lead to failure of low pressure sensor and metal supply line. model 2008-14.
06/05/15 NHTSA ID: 10057527
TSB ID: SIB-16-16-14

BMW: selective catalyst reduction module (scr) has a stored fault, pressure build up is low, causing service engine soon light to illuminate. *
05/19/15 NHTSA ID: 10057338
TSB ID: SIB-11-16-14

BMW: on certain vehicles, engine timing chain should be checked for early stages of wear, and a repair solution should be provided. updated 9/25/15. updated 10/6/15.
07/17/13 NHTSA ID: 10052359
TSB ID: SIB-13-07-12

BMW: on some vehicles, the high pressure fuel injector, can lead to an internal failure due to incorrect operation and would need to be repaired and/or replaced. models f01, 02, 04, 07, 10, 12, 13, e70, 71. no model years listed.
10/31/12 NHTSA ID: 10046859
TSB ID: SIB-11-08-12

BMW: due to damaged seal ring, during assembly, engine oil is leaking from engine oil pump volume control valve gasket seal ring. models e70, e71, f01, f02, f04, f07, f10, f12, f13. no model years listed.
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08/27/12 NHTSA ID: 10045282
TSB ID: SIB-11-07-12

BMW: while driving vehicle, at times would be rough running; white or blue smoke seen exiting exhaust system and the engine oil is consumed above specifications. updated 1/11/13.
06/04/12 NHTSA ID: 10044281
TSB ID: RC-11V-521

BMW: see document search button for owner letter. on certain model year 2008-2011 vehicles, a defect involving the electric auxiliary water pump can over heat or fail to cool engine and fire may occur in vehicle or engine compartment.
12/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10042470
TSB ID: SIB-33-03-11

BMW: when driving off or during a load reversal, a clicking noise is heard from the rear axle.
08/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10040368
TSB ID: CN-10E-A02

BMW service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. there may be a problem with the fuel pump which could not meet emissions requirements. there may be a long crank and a service engine soon light.
08/10/11 NHTSA ID: 10039764
TSB ID: SB-11-04-11

BMW: a noise is heard from the engine while running. the alternator drive belt tensioner is loose and/or shows wear.
06/10/11 NHTSA ID: 10038217
TSB ID: SIB-11-03-08

BMW: crankcase pressure diagnosis and information for all vehicles. updated on 4/24/2013.
06/03/11 NHTSA ID: 10037700
TSB ID: SI B12 55 06

BMW: there may be excessive cranking before the vehicle starts. the service engine soon light may also be on with a lack of engine power.
04/25/11 NHTSA ID: 10036979
TSB ID: SIB-32-04-07

BMW: a new technical process has been created for BMW to identify causes of steering complaints with a wide range of models.
02/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10035009
TSB ID: SIB-16-04-10

BMW vehicle: teileclearing for diagnostic module tank leakage (dmtl) system. teileclearing process has been developed to help identify the root causes of customer complaints relating to the dmtl system (e.g., evaporative system leaks, che
07/14/10 NHTSA ID: 10033130
TSB ID: SIB-16-02-09

BMW vehicles: fuel level sensor repairs. where it is necessary to replace the right or the left side fuel level sensor due to a failure, the entire pump and housing or delivery unit (suction jet assembly) do not need to be replaced as wel
04/23/10 NHTSA ID: 10032646
TSB ID: SIB-12-26-09

BMW vehicles: edk throttle potentiometer faults-diagnosis. models e60, e63, e64, e65, e66, and e70. the service engine soon and dsc/dtc warning lamps are illuminated. the engine enters the power reduction (fail safe) mode.
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10135021
TSB ID: B110916

N63, n63tu, s63 and s63tu engines: oil leak from the rear: customer complains that engine oil is leaking from the center of the vehicle. when verified, the engine oil residue can be seen leaking from between the engine and the transmission
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05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136738
TSB ID: B650915

Nbt head unit high (hu-h) resets intermittently or permanently
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136745
TSB ID: B840214

Connecteddrive/BMW assist system diagnosis information
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136361
TSB ID: B651312

Headunit navigation maps (hu-h hu-h2 hu-b): the headunit high (hu-h), also called nbt, began replacing the car information computer (cic) on certain my2013 vehicles with option 609 (7/2012+).
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135054
TSB ID: B841117

BMW apps randomly starts playing on its own: while listening to fm, or am, or satellite radio (sdars), the audio source randomly switches to BMW apps (pandora, spotify, audible etc.) with no input from driver or passenger.
06/09/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057568
TSB ID: SIB-63-11-14

BMW: on some vehicles, when starting, low beam, with 0552 option, would briefly flashes, due to a faulty led main light module that needs replacing. model 2008-14 f01, f02, f06, f07, f10, f12, f13, f25.
09/02/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056099
TSB ID: SIB-84-03-14

BMW: when using iphone, various connectivity failures occur, such as disconnection of call, list of contacts incomplete, due to the variants and software used. model 2008-2014.
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07/17/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052365
TSB ID: SIB-34-06-12

BMW: warning lamps are illuminated for the dsc, abs and brake and a possible warning in control display for chassis control system failure. models 2012 f25, 30, 01, 02, 07, 10, 12, 13, e70, 71, 84.
05/01/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052012
TSB ID: SIB-61-13-05

BMW: battery has an increased demand due to developemental process of the electrical system. this is causing the batter to need to undergo an energy diagnosis.
04/25/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051970
TSB ID: SIB-61-03-13

BMW: high battery discharge warning: battery needs replacement. the "high battery discharge warning" will illuminate on the central information display (cid). updated 05/13/2013 *js updated 11/1/13.
04/30/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043862
TSB ID: SIB-61-02-12

BMW: electronic malfunction and various check control messages are displayed in cid (central information display) and instrument cluster. models 2009-2012 e70, e71, e72, e82, e88, e90, e91, e92, e93, f01, f02, f04, f07, f10, f1
04/20/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043689
TSB ID: SIB-61-07-12

BMW: after a few miles or several thousand miles, check control message, hybrid malfunction, may appear after programming of software for vehicle.
08/10/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039766
TSB ID: SIB-12-12-11

BMW: damage to the high voltage battery could occur because there is a needed software update. updated 5/1/2012.
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04/27/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037025
TSB ID: SIB-63-02-01

BMW: procedure for determining and replacing incandescent and halogen light bulbs under warranty.
02/11/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10035245
TSB ID: SIB-63-12-10

BMW vehicle: front left/right indicator light failed. when activating the turn signals, a check control (cc) message front right/left indicator light failed, is displayed. at same time, a fault is stored in footwell module (frm3); either
12/06/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034574
TSB ID: SI-B63-02-10

BMW: check control message displayed; turn signals flash fast. intermittently or permanently, a bulb out check control message is displayed, together with the turn signal flashing fast. updated on 11/8/2013.
07/02/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033085
TSB ID: SIB-24-03-08

BMW: complaint of a delayed engagement and a harsh jolt when accelerating from a stop. the situation occurs only during the engine warm up phase (cold engine), and cannot be reproduced in the sport mode. egs software-unfavorable nic cali
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136344
TSB ID: B513016

Tailgate unintentionally opens: trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135020
TSB ID: B110118

N63t ccm low oil level not displayed: drivetrain malfunction warning is illuminated, and dme fault code 1c4002 (engine oil level: too low) is stored. customer complains that check control message (?low oil level?) has never been displayed.
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08/27/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10045300
TSB ID: SIB-61-23-12

BMW: cruise control is operating at 40 miles per hour, when high voltage battery discharges, due to possibly installed incorrect or non approved size tires and wheels on vehicle.
08/16/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10040174
TSB ID: SIB-51-23-09

BMW: the cable for the outside door handle on both front doors may not be watertight. water and/or dirt may enter the cable and make the handle difficult to move.
08/15/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10040046
TSB ID: SIB-51-11-11

BMW: when outside temp is below freezing the outside doors will not close or are difficult to open. a door cable has moisture intrusion and freezes.
02/11/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10035244
TSB ID: SIB-63-10-10

BMW vehicle: adaptive headlights. a check control (cc) message is displayed for the adaptive headlights. the headlamps no longer turn with steering wheel movement. fault code 800fc6 is entered in the footwell module (frm3). a second tu
02/11/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10035246
TSB ID: SIB-65-22-10

BMW vehicles: replaced seat occupancy sensor mat will not enable. after replacing a cis (capacitive sensing passenger occupancy mat), the new mat will not enable when using ista/p. however, ista/p shows that the acsm (active crash safety
07/14/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10033132
TSB ID: SIB-17-03-09

BMW vehicles: n63 turbocharger auxiliary water pump faults. the service engine soon lamp is illuminated with the following fault codes stored in the dme control module. turbocharger coolant pump, control line, electric, 0x1016-line inter
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06/21/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10032988
TSB ID: SIB-36-05-07

BMW: tire warning light illuminated due to low ambient temperature. model e90, e91(3 series);e92, e92 (3 series); e60 (5 series); e60 (m5); e63, e64 (6 series); e63, e64 (m6); e65, e66 (7 series); e70 (x5); e83 (x3); and e85, e86 (z4).

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BMW 7-Series TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.